Sunday, April 25, 2010


I’ve slowed down on blogging over the last few weeks.  I was trying to put an entry in every weekday, but I’m afraid that was just a little too ambitious.  Brave New Lunch is just over a month old, but I’m starting to think I need to come up with a plan for content if I want this blog to be informative and interesting for readers and fun for me to write.  

I started this blog after reading Fed Up with Lunch: The School Lunch Project. I wanted to respond to Mrs. Q’s op-edit posts since I have an insider’s view of things.  I’ve written a couple of guest blogs for Mrs. Q (Pizza Perspectives, Ingredients, and Thaw-and-Serve) and will continue to write them every once in a while.     

My plan for my blog, at least for the next month, is to try to add new types posts to the blog – short interviews with people involved with school lunch and simple, wholesome recipes.    

This Tuesday I will attend a Massachusetts Farm to School “Shoptalk” conference, which will be my starting point for potential interviewees.  A few public school food service directors will give presentations about how they successfully implemented local farm produce programs in their school.   

I will still be continuing to work on the Behind The Kitchen Door Series, which are blog pieces about the different part of my school kitchen.  I plan on writing about our snack service this week. 

Please leave a comment if you have any ideas or suggestions for Brave New Lunch!  


  1. I think your posting volume is fine. Don't feel like you have to post every day to have readers! I read through Google Reader and I like seeing your blog pop up in the new posts list. I think a few posts a week is plenty and will help you avoid burnout...I hate it when popular blogs go up in smoke because the authors are feeling too much pressure to produce.

  2. Your post volume is fine! On my blog I can go for a week or more without posting.

  3. I don't know if you're familiar with my blog but it focuses on healthy eating on a tight budget. I feature recipes and opinion articles on a daily basis. If you'd like to use any of my recipes, let me know!

  4. Post as you can & we will be happy. Mrs. Q's blog lends itself to short blogs every day, but not every blog requires that.

    On my blog (, I try to post about 2xs/week because I'm also doing a Facebook fan page & Twitter, too. Last week, I had alot going on (my #1 job: to get a real job) so I only posted once.

    Do what you can & your readers will love it. I, like Hillary, read it in a reader so I'm just happy to read it when it pops up on a given day.

    Thanks for your hard work on this!


  5. Thanks for doing this - it is very important to keep the conversation going, or change will never happen!
    I think the interviews with people involved in school lunch are a great idea. I would like to suggest as a possible interview. They are an organic school lunch delivery service, and their menus sound AMAZING!
    Also, maybe you could post recipes and tips for packing lunches for school and office!

  6. I agree. I think your post rate is just fine. I'm really enjoying reading them!

    I am super curious to hear about the Farm to School conference you are attending. I was considering attending the Taking Root conference Farm to School is holding in May. F to S's presence is not strong in NY (particularly in the city.) Any insight to their program you can share would be most appreciated :)

  7. thanks for letting us know
    i get notified whenever you submit a post so i don't worry about checking back, so take your time and enjoy writing your posts, i know i enjoy reading them

  8. I think you are doing a great job. Post as often as you can. Don't stress out about it, but I'm saying that even though I stress out about my blog constantly! I want to meet you one day!